Recently heard the writer Pete Hamill make the statement to the effect that what makes the USA great is the amalgam of people who have emigrated here. He compared the population of the country to an alloy. Alloys are stronger than pure metals because their impurities prevent layers of atoms from being smooth enough to slide over one another, therefore making it stronger.
I suggest that a highly performing team is not unlike an alloy with each member bringing to the team his or her special talents. For example, a blogging team could extend its reach by having each member conscript subscribers. Or the team could purchase a domain name and create a web site offering products or services. The point is that time and energy are maximized with an alloyed team.
Other benefits of highly performing teams?